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Everything you ever wanted to know about sore eyes

Why are my eyes itching? Itchy eyes are a common sign of tiredness, but if your eyes are often pink and itchy, your eyelids are raw and your eyelashes are crusty, you could have blepharitis. This is a common condition that causes inflammation of the eyelids, including the skin, lashes and meibomian glands (the little […]

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Treating the digital eye

Digital devices—now more than ever—are becoming an integral part of our daily lives. “Near work” is the norm in classrooms, increasingly, but chances are patients of all ages are guilty of spending too much time in front of screens outside of class, too. Today is National Day of Unplugging—and unplugging is just one of many […]

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4 ways to protect your patients and practice from cyberattacks

4 ways to protect your patients and practice from cyberattacks

Patient health and financial information has become the latest target for cybercriminals as data breaches continue to afflict the health care industry’s relatively lax cybersecurity measures. According to a Feb. 13 NBC News report, health-care-record hacking rose 11,000 percent last year alone. Data breaches can be financially devastating. The Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act […]

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7 things you can do right now to protect your vision

The majority of us spend all of our work and free time in front of one form of digital device or another. It’s not difficult to protect your eyes from damage caused by the light emitted from screens, it just requires some knowledge and minor adjustments. How long do you spend in front of a […]

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HEALTH WATCH: Tips on giving your eyes a break

Everywhere you look, you’re reading, shopping, banking or being entertained online with digital devices small and large. In fact, 62 percent of adults use computers, smartphones, tablets or other hand-held devices for five or more hours a day, according to the American Optometric Association’s 2015 American Eye-Q survey. Since digital use is only expected to […]

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Researchers unveil contact lenses with zoom capabilities

A group of researchers at the American Association of the Advancement of Science conference on Friday unveiled a working contact lens prototype with a built-in zoom feature. The contact lens is really two lenses in one — one lens for seeing the world as it is, another to magnify one’s surroundings by a factor of […]

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Could eye drops replace injections for AMD?

Eye injections used to treat blindness-causing disorders such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD) may face competition in the future. Recent research from University College of London’s Institute of Ophthalmology found—through animal models—that eye drops may be a viable alternative treatment. Researchers were able to deliver significant concentrations of nanoparticles loaded with the AMD drug Avastin to the […]

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